Mallorca Guide

There’s far more to this gorgeous island than its stretching sandy beaches and year round sunshine. The infamous package holiday resorts are confined to a small area whilst the rest of Mallorca remains remarkably diverse and untouched. This is the ‘other’ Mallorca, a place of breathtaking landscapes and culture ready to be explored and enjoyed.

Mallorca offers something for everyone and can be enjoyed on foot, bike, by car or by boat. Head for the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range for hiking, cycling or just plain relaxing. Those wanting a mellow pace of life will find the sleepy ancient towns and rural fincas of inland Mallorca the perfect antidote to hectic living. For relaxed beach bathing and shoreline activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing or even kite surfing, look South and East for untouristy beaches.  Those in need of a city fix can enjoy the bustling life of the cultural capital Palma.

With the advent of the independent traveller and low cost airlines, the island has developed an abundance of great places to stay. We have searched high and low to come up with a hand-picked selection that could be described as unique, interesting, charming, stylish and even sometimes quirky!  Whether you are looking for a city break, peace & quiet, activities or complete pampering we cover all styles and budgets.

For an in-depth view of accommodation go to our full list of places to stay. For information on the island, choose an area category on the right.